BGMI has been in the headlines for the past couple of days, first for the early access, and then for allegedly transferring user data to Chinese servers. Krafton, the publisher of BGMI, has finally responded to the allegations and subtly acknowledged the fact that some user 'data was shared to third parties', in order 'to provide unique game features'.
Along with the confession, the company has also said that they are 'taking the concerns raised very seriously and has taken immediate, concrete actions to address this issue', however, what the 'concrete actions' meant, was not explained.
Krafton responds to data transfer allegations
Krafton said, 'KRAFTON, Inc., the creator of BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA and the owner of the blockbuster IP -PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, is working to fully comply with the Indian laws and regulations as we lead up to the official launch of BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA. KRAFTON is implementing the industry’s toughest standards for data security and is working to overcome any shortcomings throughout the Early Access testing period, for the official launch of BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA. In the meantime, KRAFTON is fully aware of the recent concerns over data handling in regards to BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA Early Access test.'
'Thus, data shared to third parties are ONLY to enable certain game features. In the meantime, KRAFTON will continue to closely monitor and protect any data being transferred to unexpected and restricted IP addresses prior to the official launch.'
An IGN India report had revealed that BGMI was sharing Indian users' data to at least four Chinese servers, which was not in line with what was promised before the early access launch.
It is noteworthy that BGMI was banned in India on the lines of data security. Krafton had then claimed to cut ties with Tencent for Indian operations.